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Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco, California

Our Dead of the Day takes us back to some primal Dead with the show from March 16, 1968. The first set opens strong with a Dark Star, which is just as solid as you would expect. An especially fresh and upbeat China Cat comes next, almost slapping you with its phenomenal, boisterous, psychedelic jubilation. What’s more, China Cat morphs right into an Eleven, which doubles the sensational, playful pleasure. Pig comes slinking along after that with his sly, confident, and conspiratorial vocals, trying to catch those young ladies who have let their guard down with a funky, bluesy Schoolgirl to close out the first half of the night. The next set gets off...